Loves Park Chamber of Commerce issued the following announcement on March 20.
Friends of The Parks Chamber,
We understand this is an extraordinarily difficult time, and I'm grateful for the leadership by our Board of Directors as we remain dedicated to “helping businesses succeed with the right tools, connections, and resources.”
The COVID-19 threat is real and is rapidly getting worse; therefore, federal, state, and local leaders are implementing thoughtfully considered plans that may have direct impact on many of our local businesses.
Most urgently, we ask that you help promote the need for Social Distancing by everyone - and the need for Social Isolation for anyone showing signs of illness - to help fight the exponential spread of the virus. All employers should be prepared to address the impacts of the Coronavirus, including planning for unexpected closures and exploring telework options.
In addition, we encourage you to shop local, making online purchases whenever possible from local retailers. With the Governor's recent order for statewide restaurants and bars to ban dine-in customers through March 30, please also help support our local restaurants that provide drive-thru, pickup, and food delivery options. You can search by business category in The Parks Chamber Directory HERE.
The Parks Chamber will continue to track the COVID-19 crisis closely, and we now provide updates and resources from trusted third parties on our website in support of you and all of our members.
If we work together to slow the spread, we will get through this. Knowledge is power, and our strength will grow through Community.
Original source can be found here.